If you enjoy lengthy descriptions of rape, kidnapping, narrow escapes from various perilous situations and a Scottish guy who may be some women's fantasy of what men "should" be, then this is the book for you. I was looking for historical fiction and found very little history in this sappy, romantic tale.
This book started out slow as some books do but as the story developed I totally fell in love with it and with the scottish warrior and hero of the story Jamie Fraser. By the end of the book I was so hooked on the story I had to read the sequel Dragonfly in Amber and it became as obsession with me. I had to buy all the books which is upto book 7 Echo In The Bone and am anxiously waiting for book 8 to come out this year or next year. I can't wait! It is one of the best books I have read. And i have read alot of books. And have never admired a character more than Jamie. He is like the ultimate hero.
this is my second time listening to this series and i cant say enough good about it! it has a little of everything for anybody to read(except the wee little ones)
Men - you need to know, this book shouldn't be in the Sci Fi/Fantasy section...it should be in the romance section. Aside from a momentary 'time travel' plot device, this book is a straight up chick flick harlequin romance. Don't get me wrong, it's well written, and not terrible, but seriously, you will be getting in touch with your feminine side if you listen to this one.....and a guy can only take a certain amount of discussion about the main character's "strong manhood" or "his solid urgency" before you wonder what the heck you're listening too....
If you're looking for romantic love stories that have lots of sex from the chicks point of view....get this book. If you're looking for something that would be more interesting to the average guy....move on.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
A rousing good time-travel book. Claire steps through a crack in a sacred stone circle and finds herself transported back 200 years, meets and must marry a handsome stranger, and adventure begins.
As Claire tries to make her way back to the future, she finds herself drawn to her new husband, who is being ruthlessly pursued by the English, and by one particular English redcoat, Jack Randall, six-times great grandfather of Claire's contemporary husband.
This is a fun and raunchy romp through Scottish history. Davina Porter does a great job narrating the audiobook, but doesn't she always! Recommended!
It took me a while to get into this book, but it was worth it. Rivetting, exciting and very enjoyably narrated by Davina (great Scots accent by the way).
One of these stars goes to the narrator of this audio book, Davina Porter. She was absolutely amazing. She is what kept me interested for the nearly 40 hours it took to get through the book. Her voice characterization is phenomenal. It brought the story to life.
I really enjoyed this book. The storyline was very interesting and held my interest throughout. It was entertaining, insightful & intriguing.
The narration was fabulous. I could see each character in my mind’s eye as they spoke.
I highly recommend this book and this narrator.
Think about it... If you do not think you are getting your just desserts... visit the early years of the people you consider masters... they all have something in common...